Lawsuit alleges racial harassment

  • A Hawaiian Airlines employee discovered a noose and lynching rope on a locker near his after experiencing unrelenting harassment, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in December 2017. Courtesy of Elizabeth Fujiwara, attorney for plaintiff)

  • Passengers check in at Hawaiian Airlines at Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaiian Airlines employee stationed at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport filed a lawsuit citing racial harassment and discrimination after discovering a noose and lynch rope near his locker.